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Thomas A. Dorsey

Thomas A. Dorsey

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Born: June 1, 1899 - Villa Rica, GA
Died: January 23, 1993 - Chicago, IL
Piano player/songwriter best known for writing blues classic "It's Tight Like That" (1928) and gospel standards like "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" (1932). In 1932 Dorsey (better known as "Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey") completely turned to writing biblical songs.
Thomas A. Dorsey got awarded with a Governor's Award For The Arts in Chicago (1985) and a Grammy\National Trustees Award (1992).

Sites:georgiamusicmag.com , findagrave.com , Wikipedia , adp.library.ucsb.edu
Aliases:George Ramsey, Georgia Tom, Memphis Mose, Railroad Bill (2), Texas Tommy (3)
In Groups:Famous Hokum Boys, Harum Scarums, Tampa Red And His Hokum Jug Band, The Hokum Boys, The Hokum Boys (5), The Paramount All Stars, Thomas A. Dorsey And The Gospel Singers, Yazoo All Stars
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